Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Design 2150-C1 - Swan 411

One of the members of the S&S Swan Association who visited us a couple of weeks ago sent us this nice image of his Swan 411, Corazon. Nice looking boat.

The Swan 411 is one of quite a few models we designed for Nautor between 1967 - 1989. 42 hulls were built to this particular design between 1977-1979. The 411 was an improvement on the Swan 41 class of boats.

Here are the plans.

And here's a nice little article. Double click for bigger view.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 41'-0"
LWL 30'-3"
Beam 11'-11"
Draft 6'-10"
Displacement 17,850 lbs


  1. Thanks for posting this design - of course, it's one of my favorites. The displacement is in error - should be 23,800.

  2. Dear Geoff - It is our habit to only list the design displacement (to the datum waterline) regardless of final flotation data. At times when listing motoryacht characteristics you will note we will identify the displacement given (lightship, half-load, full load).

  3. Bruce - Thank you for that clarification. It wasn't my intent to be critical - I just thought the 17,000 (approx.) figure was very low - particularly since I adore the weight of this boat. Her weight is something I see as a positive, since it reflects her stout construction. While her acceleration from a standing start might suffer just a bit compared to a very light design, I'd rather be aboard the S&S boat when the weather gets tough - a boat must get her crew safely home before she can collect any silver - a topic of great personal interest to me. When I first drove my boat on the test sail before buying her, I felt like I was at the helm of a real ship - powerful, like a locomotive (what a great feeling - I knew right then I'd try to buy her). Not knowing all the correct nomenclature I wonder what the lowest figure one might see published for a given boat (perhaps lightship?) and how that is defined?

  4. What a glorious design, all that tumblehome and flush decks.
    It's a shame nothing like it is made these days, I would have one tomorrow.

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